TGS Newsletter
Vol. 29 No. 1 March 2010
Membership, book orders and/or 
     address changes, contact: 
      Corresponding Secretary: Jess Bergeron 
      Email:  jessndot at bellsouth.net
      Phone (985) 876–2348 
      TGS, Station 2 Box 295, Houma, LA 70360-0295 
News items or events, contact: 
     Newsletter Editor: Wanda Moore
     116 Cottonwood Dr., Houma, LA 70360
      E-mail: wmoore1048 at aol.com
      Phone: (985) 876-2686  

NEXT MEETING: March 27, 2010 — 1:00 p.m., Main Branch Library 151 Library Dr. Houma , LA

Happy New Year! I know this sounds strange at this time of the year, but for our Society this month starts it's Twenty-Ninth year. As you know we had our election at the last meeting. Our new President is Patricia (Patty) Whitney; the new Vice-President is Louis Duet; the Treasurer is Nancy Wright; the Secretary is Sheila Rodrigue; the Corresponding Secretary is Jess Bergeron; we have four new board members, Ronald Berger, Blanche Brown, Sandra Boudreaux, and Phil Chauvin, the newsletter & quarterly editor is Wanda Moore. The former President Phil Chauvin, and Vice President Ed Hicks, and former board member Essie Cavalier will all remain active in the society and plans to continue doing what they have been doing for the society and have offered to pass down their skills to anyone interested in finding out what they do. We will need someone to keep their work going after their time is done.

We will officially install the new officers and board members at this month's meeting. You may want to be there because Gloria Hicks' presentation is always charming and witty.

We also want to extend our gratitude to Philip (Phil) Chauvin, Jr. for his 25 plus years of his Presidency over the Society. He is one the people responsible for keeping the Society alive all these many years. Patty has some big shoes to fill, but we know she can do it! THANK YOU, PHIL. There is no one more dedicated than you. There are not enough words we can say.


The Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society is holding its 2010 annual meeting and seminar on Saturday, April 24 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 4914 Constitution Ave. in Baton Rouge . The details are being finalized and will be communicated in a follow-up announcement. Full details are available at their website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~la-lghs/ . Members registering before March 31 st --$30. Non-members & registering after March 31 st --$35. On-site registration is 7:45-8:45am . A lunch buffet will not be provided as in previous years. However, a lengthy lunch break has been scheduled and there are numerous restaurants nearby.


The sister of member Patricia (Pat) Bergeron has died. Charlene BOUDREAUX MCCARTY, 67, a native and resident of Houma, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 and burial in St. Ann Catholic Church cemetery. She is survived by her mother, Edrith “Edie” BOUDREAUX; one son, Jeffery MCCARTY; one daughter, Christie MCCARTY TRAHAN; one sister Patricia BERGERON; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Jay MCCARTY; her father, Charles Joseph BOUDREAUX, Jr.; and three sons, Robert Charles MCCARTY, Joey James MCCARTY and Gary Paul MCCARTY. Our sympathy goes out to the entire family


An expanded edition of Ken Toups' handwritten "Aid for Translating French Records" is being prepared by Gloria Hicks, Nancy Wright, Louis Duet, and others, for future publication.  It's a short dictionary of French words and terms, both legal and colloquial, often found in Louisiana French documents. We hope to make it available to all the membership. If some of you wish to help, especially with the Cajun colloquial words, which are not in a Standard French dictionary, please contact Gloria. Phone: 985-532-3586.  Email: gghicks79 at bellsouth.net.


The Historic New Orleans Collection and the New Orleans Public Library are proud to announce that the entire Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index, a compilation of approximately 600,000 citations dating back to 1804, is now available as an online database. The electronic index is the culmination of an eight-year endeavor undertaken by The Collection and NOPL at the behest of the late Suzanne Levy Ormand, former chair of the library board, and Mary Lou Christovich, former president of the Kemper and Leila Williams Foundation. To access the Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index, and to view a list of the newspapers and other publications referenced, visit http://www.nutrias.org/~nopl/obits/obits.htm .

Even though Claitor's Publishing Company burned recently, my column continues to be posted on a weekly basis.  They are located in a temporary section of the shopping center and are busy re-publishing all their books.  Thanks to the internet and the way they had the info stored, they will be able to reprint most of the books they lost in the fire.  Be sure to check out my format at www.claitors.com/cajuns.htm .  And I would appreciate it if you would pass the word on to all your members, readers, or researchers that you know.  If I can assist you in any way, please contact me at ancestorslaveach@cox.net .  I can proudly say that I have the oldest continuing genealogy column in the country.  This is the Louisiana Ancestors format that many of you may recall from years of newspaper work, but when I went online exclusively with it, I went back to the original title I started with dating to the 1970s when it was begun in The Daily Iberian, New Iberia, Louisiana.  Thank you for your consideration. Damon Veach


Program of interest to genealogists – “Who do you think you are”. Tune in to NBC every Friday at 8 or 7 central time. Check it out.

Terrebonne Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 20295, Houma, LA 70360-0295

Copyright © 1997-2007 Tim Hebert